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Archive for December 2013

Quick Project Start

I have been thinking about updating a Rails app I wrote for my wife a few years ago. I still love Ruby, and in 2013 I have had a chance to read Sandy Metz’s Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby. I… Continue Reading →

New Year Looming

2013 is close to its end, my one “resolution” from the beginning of the year managed to come to fruition once (out of a planned dozen times). Still, it’s a learning opportunity. No resolutions for 2014! At least none I’ll… Continue Reading →

“Autovivifying” Ruby Hashes (another code nugget)

I often found Perl’s “autovivification” of intermediate levels of a nested hash useful, particularly in quick and dirty scripts were defining a real object and access methods seemed like overkill. Recently I noticed a post on the ruby-lang mailing list… Continue Reading →